Series: The Morganville Vampires, #3
Author: Rachel Caine
Pages: 245 (Mass Market Paperback)
Release Date: October 2, 2007
Morganville is such a nice place to live... And die. If you don’t mind that sort of thing.
When Claire Danvers learnt that her college town was run by vampires, she did what any intelligent, self-preserving student would do: she applied for a transfer and stocked up on garlic. The transfer is no longer an option, but that garlic may come in handy.
Now Claire has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. The protection her contract secures does little to reassure her friends. All of a sudden, people are turning up dead, a stalker resurfaces from Claire’s past, and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling invitation for private lessons in his secluded home.
The deeper I get into the secret workings of Morganville, the more I love it! Claire's contract with Amelie came with a lot more baggage than Claire thought. Not only is she under Amelie's protection, but she's earned a place in the in-crowd (kind of), and gotten herself an apprenticeship with a not-so-stable scientist vampire, Myrnin. Myrnin reminds me a lot of the Mad Hatter, with his mismatched clothes and tendency towards madness. He was a great addition to the Morganville cast.
Tensions are running high in the Glass house. Everyone is still adjusting to Michael's transformation, but Shane just can't handle it. He's writing off his best friend, is moody and ready to snap at any moment. I wanted to grab him and shake some sense into that boy! But of course, Morganville has its own way handling those who don't keep the peace and follow the rules.
Midnight Alley gives us a much clearer picture of how Morganville works. We also learn a lot about the history of the town, particularly why the vampires are there in the first place. There's also some great secret reveals about the seemingly all powerful vampires, and I can't wait to learn more about those! Claire is getting herself deeper and deeper into the middle of Morganville's conflicts, and at the end she gets a huge surprise that pushes her in even further!
Rachel Caine has created a fantastically creepy and fun world in Morganville which gets even more in depth and intriguing with each book. I seriously cannot get enough!